Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

Non-native-marine

Nonnative Marine Life

Read information about the nonnative species found in Florida and learn how you can help FWRI monitor the health of Florida's marine organisms.



Asian Green Mussels

The Asian green mussel (Perna viridis) was found in Tampa Bay in late 1999.

Monitoring the Health of Florida's Marine Organisms

The Fish and Wildlife Health Group at the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, based in St. Petersburg, Florida, is concerned with the health status of Florida's marine and estuarine organisms.

Tiger Prawn Intrudes in Florida Waters

Report sightings of this nonnative shrimp to the Fish Kill Hotline.


FWC Facts:
Shrimping is done at night because at least two of the principal shrimp species harvested in Florida, the pink shrimp and the brown shrimp, are nocturnal.

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